J.K. Rowling Donates Signed Books for Young Fan’s Fundraiser, Money to Centre of Hope


Apr 13, 2011

Posted by John Admin

Two reports have surfaced online recently regarding generous donations Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has made to various charities.

The first comes from The Daily Record in Scotland which reported that Ms. Rowling donated 50,000GBP ($81,400) to help victims of child slavery in the Philippines. The donation will help fund the Centre of Hope, which provides refuge for victims of human trafficking.

The founder of the organization, Cecilia Flores-Oebanda said:

“I pray that she knows that this donation has really gone a long way. It has made so many people happy. We have put her name in the building in gratitude for what she donated to us. It is called the Centre of Hope building, where the victims of human trafficking can be housed and healed.”

JK was due to present Cecilia with an anti-slavery award in London in 2005, but was unable to attend. Instead, she spoke to her by phone.

“She said that like me she was a single mum and she also suffered in poverty and that there was always hope. Miss Rowling told me to be strong. She really cared and encouraged us. It was an inspiration.”

The Mirror is also reporting that Ms. Rowling sent a complete set of signed Harry Potter books to a young fan, fifteen-year-old Shona Macleod, who is hoping to raise money for a park bench in memory of her friend. The collection of books will be auctioned off this Tuesday by Bonhams in Oxford. Proceeds will also go to a “new fund set up for terminally ill children.” Read Shona Macleod’s touching story here.

15 Responses to J.K. Rowling Donates Signed Books for Young Fan’s Fundraiser, Money to Centre of Hope

Avatar Imagecloethebelatrixlover says: First! Yay Jo! Continue to do good in the world, and maybe all of the evil will be gone :)Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: I am so proud to love an amazing series written by an even more amazing and kind author!Avatar ImageShona says: ahhhh thats me! I cant believe how many people have helped when i got them i cyed i couldnt believe it! thank you for sharing my story :D Avatar Image1HarryPotterFan123 says: Wow! Congrats Shona, Jo, Cecilia and everyone else! You are doing a great thing:DAvatar ImageLoki328 says: I agree with #1, you really are doing a great thing. :)Avatar ImageLivi22 says: What an amazing story! congratulations Shona! I'd give anything for a set of signed books! It's great that JKR does so much for charity, it makes me feel really proud to be a fanAvatar ImageCDR says: Wow Jo!! You're an amazing person,a very generous one.I do hope it'll help Shona Macleod and Cecilia Flores-Oebanda.Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: Wow Jo!! You’re an amazing person!Avatar ImageShona says: thanks guys i hope they auction well! JKR is such a kind person i love her!Avatar Imageazaadpotter says: Awesome Jo!!! You're the best!Avatar ImageMiss.Weasley says: There is always hope, always. Especially while Jo is around! She's one of the most inspiring, wise and caring women I ever had the pleasure of knowing about (well I know about her, but don't know her personally).Avatar ImageMariaKeis says: This can't get any better .. JKR truely is a fabulous person, Keep it going Jo :)Avatar ImageEve13 says: Thank you so much Jo! You really are a great person. Good luck Shona Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: That is really quite lovely...Avatar Imagekyrstalkris says: J.K.Rowling is so sweet. =] She donates her money to charity! lOl. But, a lot of stars donate to charity....

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